Kenova, WV Marshall University Football Team Airplane Crash, Nov 1970

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Passengers
DR. RAY HAGLEY, Huntington, Physician.
DR. HAGLEY'S wife.
ARTHUR L. HARRIS, SR., father of player ART HARRIS, JR., Passaic, N. J.
DR. BRIAN O'CONNOR, Huntington, former Marshall admissions director.
DR. H. D. PROCTOR, Huntington, physician.
DR. PROCTOR'S wife.
DR. GLENN H. PRESTON, Huntington, dentist.
DR. PRESTON'S wife.
DR. JOSEPH CHAMBERS, Huntington, physician.
DR. CHAMBER'S wife.
MICHAEL PRESTERA, Huntington.
E. O. HEATH, Huntington.
MRS. E. O. HEATH.
JAMES JARRELL, Huntington.
MRS. JAMES JARRELL.
MURRILL RALSTEN, Huntington, City Councilman.
MRS. MURRILL RALSTEN.
PARKER WARD, Huntington.
KEN JONES, WHTN-TV Sports Director, Huntington.
JEFF NATHAN, Parkersburg, Sports Editor of Marshall's student newspaper.
CHARLES ARNOLD, Huntington.
MRS. CHARLES ARNOLD.
DONALD BOOTH, address believed to be Huntington.
NORMAN WHISMAN, address believed to be Huntington.
Crew
Capt. FRANK ABBOT, College Park, Ga., the pilot.
1st Officer JERRY SMITH, Stone Mountain, Ga.
CHARLENE POAT, College Park, Ga., stewardess.
PATRICIA VAUGHT, East Point, Ga., stewardess.
DANNY DEESE, Atlanta, Ga., Charter Coordinator.

The Chronicle Telegram Elyria Ohio 1970-11-16

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Clues Still Hunted

Cockpit Instruments May Be Crash Cause

HUNTINGTON - (AP) - Investigators combed a muddy hillside in near freezing temperatures Monday for tiny shreds of metal that could yield clues to possible instrument failure in the jetliner crash that carried 75 persons to a fiery death.
National Transportation Safety Board experts sifted through bits of wreckage with shovels, searching for what caused the DC9 chartered jet - attempting to land in rain and fog Saturday night - to crash and explode into flames just two miles from the runway.
Investigators said the initial check of cockpit voice recordings and other tapes on the flight showed no indication of either mechanical failure or pilot error.
This led them to suspect the sensitive cockpit instruments which a pilot must depend upon when landing in rainy weather at night.
Killed in the crash were 34 Marshall University football players, three student team assistants, six coaches, the athletic director, and several prominent Huntington residents traveling with the team.
In addition there was a crew of five aboard the Southern Airways twin-engine jet.

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